Martin Way allotments are located on two sites either side of Martin Way in Raynes Park at the junction with Bushey Road - see location map. We are one of 18 allotment sites in the London Borough of Merton and one of only 5 that are self-managed (although MAGA are waiting to sign the formal agreement with LBM). We have over 250 plots spread across our two sites, which are identified as the east and west side plots, covering an area of over 4.5 hectares (11 acres).
We are a very active de facto self-managed site with a small committee of volunteers and a relatively short waiting list. Currently we have around 95% of our plots let. We expect plot holders to assist with site working parties during the year as any members of a small community would do to help each other - the next working party will be on 6 April 2019.
We also have a shop which is open at weekends during the growing season from February to October (Sundays only during July and August), along with an adjacent accessible toilet.
We have regular socials, the most recent being our Pumpkinfest on 28 October 2018.
Our latest newsletter is out and can be found here.
If you would like to come and see us please either come along to one of our social events and introduce yourself, come into the shop during opening hours or email us using 'get in touch'. If you would like to take up a plot and you are resident in Merton please read the Apply for a Plot page, taking note of the commitment in having an allotment!
One of our plot holders has been writing a blog about his plot since 2012 - read here